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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney dies at 84

"He died peacefully, surrounded by family," his daughter announced.
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In this June 6, 2012, file photo, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada.
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Professor teaches conflict resolution to Ukrainian students in bomb shelter

Professor Dowling traveled to Kyiv to teach 18 Ukrainian law students conflict resolution. Air raid sirens disrupted their first class.
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Professor Dowling traveled to Kyiv to teach 18 Ukrainian law students conflict resolution. Air raid sirens disrupted their first class.
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More than 100 killed in Gaza while waiting for food

ABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge speaks with IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner about the incident.
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VIDEO: More than 100 killed in Gaza while waiting for food
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who forged closer ties with US, has died at 84

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who forged close ties with two Republican U.S. presidents through a sweeping free trade agreement that was once vilified but now celebrated, has died
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FILE - Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada, center, takes his seat for a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Canada-U.S.-Mexico relationship, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulroney has died at the age of 84, his daughter Caroline Mulroney posted on social media, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at the age 84, his daughter says in a social media post

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at the age 84, his daughter says in a social media post
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Brazil’s finance minister proposes global tax on the super-rich at G20 meeting in Sao Paulo

Brazil’s finance minister told his peers during a G20 meeting in Sao Paulo that countries should implement a global tax on the super-rich in an effort to tackle rampant tax evasion
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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, right, shakes hands with Argentina's Economy Minister Luis Caputo during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza 'genocide'

Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro says his government is suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza
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Gunfire paralyzes Haiti as powerful gang leader says he will try to detain police chief, ministers

Heavy gunfire has paralyzed Haiti’s capital as a powerful gang leader announced he will try to capture the country’s police chief and government ministers
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A woman crosses a street after clashes between police and gunmen at the Portail neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Gunmen shot at the international airport and other targets in a wave of violence that forced businesses, government agencies and schools to close early. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph)
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White House calls for investigation into Gaza deaths

ABC News contributor Mick Mulroy discusses the investigation after Israeli forces allegedly opened fire on Palestinians who were waiting for food aid in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.
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VIDEO: White House calls for investigation into Gaza deaths
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Navalny spokesperson urges supporters to attend funeral

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell talks about the possible clashes in Moscow ahead of Friday's funeral for the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Palestinian-American woman who faces trial in Israeli military court is released on bail

A Palestinian-American detained by Israel for three weeks has been released on bail after a military judge's ruling
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This undated family photo shows Samaher Esmail, a Palestinian-American from Louisiana who is being tried in Israeli military court for incitement, pictured on a family trip to Turkey. Esmail who was beaten, dragged out of her home and detained by Israeli authorities for over three weeks was released on bail Thursday Feb. 29, 2024 to wait out the remainder of her trial in the West Bank, the latest case to draw international attention to the prosecution of an American in Israeli military court. (Family handout via AP)
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Fire in Bangladesh capital leaves at least 43 people dead, health minister says

Bangladesh's health minister says a fire in a six-story commercial complex in the nation's capital, Dhaka, has killed at least 43 people and injured dozens of others
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Firefighters work to contain a fire that broke out at a commercial complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Bangladesh's health minister says a fire in a six-story commercial complex in the nation's capital, Dhaka, has killed several people and injured dozens of others. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
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Migration through the Darien Gap is cut off following the capture of boat captains in Colombia

The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the treacherous migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the capture of a number of boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek
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FILE - Migrants gather in Necocli, Colombia, a stopping point for migrants taking boats to Acandi which leads to the Darien Gap, Oct. 13, 2022. The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the Feb. 26, 2024 capture in Necoclí of some boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)
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A Brazilian state in the Amazon has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in February

Data from Brazil's space agency says the state of Roraima in the Amazon rainforest has been hit with more than 2,000 fires in recent weeks
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French actor urges lawmakers to investigate sex crimes and sexism in the film industry

French actor Judith Godrèche is urging lawmakers to establish a commission to investigate sex crimes and sexism in France’s cinema industry
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Standing ovation after the speech of French actress Judith Godreche during the 49th Cesar Award ceremony in Paris, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. French actress Judith Godreche has called on France's film industry to "face the truth" on sexual violence and physical abuse during a live broadcast Friday of the Cesar Awards ceremony, France's version of the Oscars. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Fresh from a deadly cholera outbreak, Zambia declares drought a national emergency

Zambia’s president Hakainde Hichilema has declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency
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FILE - Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema addresses a press conference at his residence in Lusaka, Zambia, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, declared the country’s debilitating drought a national disaster and emergency, saying it has devastated food production and electricity generation as the nation battles to recover from a recent deadly cholera outbreak. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
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Haitian prime minister in Kenya to try to salvage African country's deployment of police to Haiti

Haiti’s prime minister has arrived in Kenya to try to salvage a plan to have the African country deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat gang violence
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FILE - Prime Minister of Haiti Ariel Henry addresses the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on Sept. 22, 2023, at United Nations headquarters. Haiti’s prime minister has arrived in Kenya to try to salvage a plan to have the African country deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat gang violence.Kenya agreed in October to lead a U.N.-authorized international police force to Haiti. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
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Belarusian lawmakers to soon consider anti-LGBTQ+ bill

A bill in Belarus that would outlaw the promotion of homosexuality and other behavior is set to land on lawmakers’ desks amid an unwavering crackdown on dissent initiated by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in August 2020
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FILE - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a meeting of the Union State Supreme Council with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, Jan. 29, 2024. A bill in Belarus that would outlaw the promotion of homosexuality and other behavior is set to land on lawmakers' desks amid an unwavering crackdown on dissent initiated by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in 2020. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Questions swirl about Princess Kate’s health

Prince William made an appearance Thursday morning amid new questions about the royal family.
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VIDEO: Questions swirl about Princess Kate’s health
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Myanmar's military blames technical fault for crash of fighter jet on training flight

A Myanmar fighter jet has crashed and burned in the countryside in the central region of Magway, with at least one pilot safely rescued after ejecting from the aircraft
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The smoking wreckage of the jet fighter that crashed in a field is seen near Kyo Wun village, Salin township in Magway region, Myanmar on Thursday, Feb.29, 2024. A Myanmar jet fighter has crashed and burned in the countryside in central Magway region, with at least one pilot safely rescued after ejecting from the aircraft. State television MRTV reported that Thursday's crash took place shortly after noon during what was described as training maneuvers and was due to a technical fault. (Salin People’s Defense Force via AP)
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Israeli forces allegedly open fire on civilians waiting in Gaza food lines

Gaza's Hamas-run Ministry of Health says more than 30,000 people have been killed since the start of the conflict last fall.
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VIDEO: Israeli forces allegedly open fire on civilians waiting in Gaza food lines
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From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine
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Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall to deliver his state-of-the-nation address in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Chad opposition leader was killed as he led attack on security agency in the capital, official says

Chad's prosecutor said on Thursday that an opposition leader was killed while leading an attack on the national security agency in the capital
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Canada reimposes a visa requirement on Mexicans

Canada's immigration minister says his country is reimposing the visa requirements on Mexican nationals visiting Canada
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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on housing in Vancouver, Canada, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (Ethan Cairns/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Ghana's anti-LGBTQ+ bill draws international condemnation after it is passed by parliament

A bill which criminalizes LGBTQ+ people in Ghana and their supporters has drawn international condemnation after it was passed by parliament, with the United Nations calling it “profoundly disturbing” and urging for it not to become law
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Speaker of Ghana Parliament Alban Sumana Bagbin speaks at the Parliament House in Accra, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Ghana's parliament passed a highly controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill on Wednesday that could send some people to prison for more than a decade. The bill was introduced to parliament three years ago and criminalizes members of the LGBTQ+ community as well as its supporters, including promotion and funding of related activities and public displays of affection. (AP Photo/Misper Apawu)
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Editor of top independent Russian newspaper fined for allegedly discrediting military

The editor-in-chief of the renowned Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta was detained and later fined 30,000 rubles ($329) after being accused of discrediting Russia’s armed forces
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FILE - Sergei Sokolov, a deputy editor of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper where Anna Politkovskaya worked before her 2006 murder, speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. The editor-in-chief of renowned Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta was detained in Moscow on Thursday for "discrediting" Russia's armed forces. Sergei Sokolov was detained by officers from Russia's Center for Combating Extremism, Novaya Gazeta announced. (AP Photo, File)
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Prince William condemns antisemitism during visit to London synagogue

Prince William has condemned antisemitism during a visit to a London synagogue, the first time he appeared in public after he unexpectedly pulled out of a royal event earlier in the week
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Britain's Prince William, the Prince of Wales, right, speaks with Renee Salt, 94, a Holocaust survivor, during a visit to the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP)
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New designer Chemena Kamali reboots Chloe with a 1970s-tinged debut at Paris Fashion Week

Chloe has revisited its vibrant 1970s essence, infused with Karl Lagerfeld’s indelible influence, propelling the brand into a new era while honoring its pioneering ready-to-wear legacy under new designer Chemena Kamali
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Georgia May Jagger attends the Chloe Fall/Winter 2024-2025 ready-to-wear collection presented Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Paris. (Photo by Scott A Garfitt/Invision/AP)
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International headlines from ABC News

Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
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Catch up on the developing stories from around the globe making headlines.
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How scientists discovered 7,000 humpback whale deaths using AI technology: Study

Scientists believe a marine heatwave may have led to the humpback whale deaths.
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A humpback whale jumps in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Jan. 10, 2021.
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Spanish bishop rebukes priests who joked about wishing pope goes to heaven soon

A Spanish bishop has rebuked comments made by some priests on a weekly internet program wishing Pope Francis may die as soon as possible
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Pope Francis attends his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Italian interior minister calls violence against minors at pro-Palestinian demo 'a defeat'

Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week but warned lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators
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Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi holds his head as he addresses the parliament in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week but warned lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)
February 29

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Aid groups are appealing to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that helps most people in Gaza
February 29
Palestinian children walk in an alley of the Aida Refugee Camp, near the health clinic and school run by the the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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India begins replacing military personnel with civilians in response to Maldives' demand

India says it has begun replacing dozens of its military personnel in Maldives with civilian technical staff who will operate three aircraft given by India to provide humanitarian services
February 29
FILE - Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu speaks during a plenary session at the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit, Dec. 1, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. India says it has started pulling out dozens of its military personnel in Maldives and replacing them with civilian technical staff who will operate three aircraft from India that provide humanitarian services. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
February 29

First drone probe of melted fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi reactor halted due to equipment glitch

Japanese authorities say they had to abandon plans to send in drones for a second day to probe one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant because of equipment failure
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FILE - This aerial view shows the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan, on Aug. 24, 2023. A drone small enough to fit in one's hand flew inside one of the damaged reactors at the wrecked nuclear power plant Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in hopes it can examine some of the molten fuel debris in areas where earlier robots failed to reach. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
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The Dutch government has spent $180M dealing with the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

An audit says the Dutch government has spent more than 166 million euros ($180 million) dealing with the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014
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FILE - Journalists take images of part of the reconstructed forward section of the fuselage after the presentation of the Dutch Safety Board's final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine, during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 The Dutch government has spent more than 166 million euros ($180 million) dealing with the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 — from repatriating victims' bodies to investigating and prosecuting some of those involved in the downing, according to an official report Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
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The London police officer who killed Sarah Everard should never have been employed, an inquiry finds

An official U.K. inquiry has concluded that an off-duty London police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman three years ago should never have been employed in the first place
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This is a family photo of Sarah Everard issued by the Crown Prosecution Service. The off-duty police officer who abducted and murdered a 33-year-old woman in south London three years ago should never have been employed in the first place with three police forces failing to spot clear signals of his unsuitability for numerous roles, according to an official report into the murder. Wayne Couzens was found to have had a history of viewing extreme and violent pornography and alleged sexual offending dating back nearly 20 years prior to the murder of Sarah Everard. (Crown Prosecution Service via AP)
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Ghana’s parliament passes controversial new anti-LGBTQ bill

The bill, which awaits being signed into law, is one of the harshest in Africa.
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An LGTBQ+ flag is seen on June 25, 2023 in Philadelphia.
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Algeria is in the spotlight as leaders of gas producing countries convene for summit

Algeria will flex its muscle as a critical supplier for European countries seeking to lessen dependence on Russian gas as it welcomes leaders from other energy rich nations to a summit in Algiers this week
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Officials and delegates attend the seventh Gas Exporting Countries Forum hosted in Algeria, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. The summit will be held on March 2 at the Abdellatif Rahal International Conference Center, which is located on the western coastal front of the city of Algiers. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
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Looking for a leap year lift? Check out this silly French newspaper that only publishes on Feb. 29

Satirical French newspaper La Bougie du Sapeur only comes out on Feb. 29, once every four years
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The satirical French newspaper 'La Bougie du Sapeur' is photographed at a newspaper shop in Paris, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Satirical French newspaper La Bougie du Sapeur only comes out on Feb. 29, once every four years. Some friends started the leap year newspaper as a joke in 1980, so the one published Thursday was just its 12th edition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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Authorities detonate WWII-era bomb found on Belgian beach

Police said the explosive came from an aircraft and weighed over 220 lbs.
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VIDEO:  Authorities detonate WWII-era bomb found on Belgian beach
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Russian onslaught targets more Ukrainian towns and villages as Ukraine says it shot down 3 warplanes

Kyiv officials say Russian forces are pushing hard against more Ukrainian towns and villages in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as Moscow tries to press its current advantage in weapons and troops
February 29
Injured Mykola. 25, Ukrainian serviceman of 36th brigade lies on a bed inside a medical bus of volunteer medical battalion "Hospitaliers" during evacuation to safe area, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. (AP Photo/Alex Babenko)
February 29

EU moves to end standoff with Poland over anti-EU policies and begins to release billions in funds

The European Union has taken a major step in ending its standoff with member state Poland
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FILE - European Union flags wave in the wind as pedestrians walk by EU headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 20, 2023. The European Union’s powerful Commission announced on Thursday that it will start releasing billions of euros to Poland after the funds were frozen over the previous government’s policies that the bloc said amounted to widespread backsliding of fundamental democratic principles. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
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Jet suit racers take to the skies in Dubai

A group of daredevils took to the air for what organizers said was the world's first jet suit race, held in Dubai.
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VIDEO:  Jet suit racers take to the skies in Dubai
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France again floats idea of sending non-combat troops to Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron also said it should not be “ruled out."
February 29
Ukrainian servicemen of 56th Separate motorized infantry brigade prepare to fire a Czech made Dana self-propelled howitzer towards Russian troops, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, near the town of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine February 28, 2024.
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EU says it will begin releasing billions of euros to Poland that were frozen over previous government’s anti-EU policies

EU says it will begin releasing billions of euros to Poland that were frozen over previous government’s anti-EU policies
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Former ballerina detained in Russia has appeal denied in Siberian court

Ksenia Karelina, 33, was arrested on Jan. 27, according to Russian state media.
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In this undated photo provided by Ksenia Leonteva, Los Angeles-based esthetician Ksenia Khavana, whose maiden name is Ksenia Karelina, is pictured in her medical scrubs.
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Climate change could unearth, disturb Cold War-era nuclear waste buried by the US

Long-term environmental changes were not taken into account during disposal.
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Drainage system with dirt cone on the surface of the ice sheet. The brown sediment on the ice is created by the rapid melting of the ice. Landscape of the Greenland ice sheet near Kangerlussuaq.
February 29

Western Balkans leaders pledge to speed up reforms for EU growth plan

The leaders of Western Balkan countries have agreed to speed up regional cooperation to benefit more from a new European Union plan of financial aid that will help provide a faster road to membership
February 29
European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi makes statements during a press conference with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama in Tirana, Albania, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. The leaders of Western Balkan countries met Thursday in another joint push to use the European Union's financial support plan of six billion euros (about $6.5 billion) hoping it will speed up its membership in the bloc. (AP Photo/Armando Babani)
February 29

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

Health officials in Gaza say more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 70,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip since the Israel’s war on Hamas began nearly five months ago
February 29
Palestinians walk through the destruction from the Israeli offensive in Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Essa)